Medicine Fellowships: All You Should Know

Are you ready for internal medicine fellowships? When preparing for a medicine specialty, students apply for a fellowship that will provide them with training, clinical and skill based. This program is what they need in order to equip themselves with the right knowledge and skills so that they can be a medical practitioner in their chosen specialty. Check out this guide to learn of things that you have to know.

List of Medical Fellowships

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary Disease and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Others

List of Medical Fellowships Documents

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Essay answers
  • Personal statements
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • CV or resume
  • Official transcript of records
  • Photograph
  • Others *vary from program to program

Dos in Application for Medicine Fellowships

  1. Identify your goals and do not apply just because your friends are applying. Know your purpose of applying and determine if applying and studying in the specialty is your real desire.
  2. Know your eligibility. Check out the official site of the program you are targeting in order to learn of the characteristics and criteria they have for accepting fellows. These qualifications vary per program, so you have to check on these earlier to avoid missing deadlines and to be able to give yourself enough time in applying and completing your requirements.
  3. Ask help from your mentors, faculty and advisors for some guidance. You may also ask peers who had their fellowship accomplished in the same program. They can give you insights about what to expect and what to do in order to improve your chances for an interview.
  4. Start early and set mini deadlines. The application for any in the list of medical fellowships is not done on one weekend but a couple of months. Make sure that you allot enough time for yourself to prepare the documents and the things needed in order to complete your fellowship application. You should also know that you have to ask your recommenders early on so that they can prepare a good letter of recommendation for you.

What to Avoid in Applying for Medicine Fellowships

  • Missing the deadlines
  • Procrastinating
  • Not following instructions
  • Not being clear of your purpose (on your personal statement and essays)
  • Not 100% clear of your goals

Timeline for Medicine Fellowships

(According to *ERAS)

July 2016

  • Submission of token request, June 9, 2015
  • Official start of application season, July 15, 2015
  • Official end of application season, May 31, 2016
  • Start date of training July 1, 2016

July 2017

  • Submission of token request, June 9, 2015
  • Application season starts December 1, 2015
  • Application season ends May 31, 2016
  • Official start of training, July 1, 2017

There you have your guide on how to complete your application for medical fellowship program as well as your list of documents and dos and don’ts for the application!

Get ready with your medicine fellowships in advance!